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My name is Sammy!

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My story

Hi, I'm Sammy! I'm a male (they think!) Umbrella cockatoo. I am one fully feathered handsome guy! I came to the Refuge after my previous guardian released me to Niles Animal Hospital. I was adopted once but returned two years later when my family divorced. Needless to say, I'm looking for a stable and forever home. I tend to really like blonde women and if you happen to be a favorite of mine, you'll know it. I'm a big cuddler and also love to play underneath the paper at the bottom of my cage. I am flighted but don't use my wings for flying purposes all that much. I frequently say 'Let me out!' even when I'm out of my cage. I say 'Hello' in an adorable voice that always makes people laugh. I also say 'Pretty bird' and imitate the laughter of those around me. I also really love to take baths in the shower, just like a human.

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Contact info
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Richard S Weiner
3149 Dundee Road, Suite # 229, Northbrook, IL 60062

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All of our animals have an individualized fee associated with their adoption which is based upon the vet fees incurred. Please contact us for an adoption application. There will then be a phone interview, home inspection, and then you will visit with the birds to help determine which bird is appropriate for your home.

Go meet their pets

Currently, you can meet our pets online at Once you have submitted an application and had both a phone interview and home inspection, you will be invited to come meet some of the birds in person.

More about this rescue

We are a not-for-profit, no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter.

We are accredited by the Association of Avian Rescue Organizations (AARO) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.